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. martha: it's great to be book. thanks for holding down the fort. good morning, everybody. what a dramatic end all of that came to after that harrowing ordeal. horseback riders in the idaho wilderness spotted her. this man, the people who found them, said they knew something did not make sense. >> as we went to the lake, they showed up at the lake. they was just like a square peg going into a round hole. they didn't fit. they might have been an outdoorsman in california. but he was not an outdoorsman in idaho. heidn't fit. we went into the house and the news flashed on. the amber pea lert was on the television and i told my wife, that's that girl we saw on the mountain. bill: they hiked two hours to get to difficult imagine ohio and an der -- to dimaggio and then they made their move. >> reporter: without these witnesses picking up the phone and immediately calling 911, hannah could still be out there in the wilderness with dimaggio. they say hannah was wearing pajama pants and when she tried to make small stalk with her she would turn -- when they tried to make smalltalk with her she woul
." martha: big one. bill: shocker. are you surprised? i'm thoroughly stunned. martha: you wonder what the next shoe to drop is. i'm martha maccallum. the nsa reportedly intercepted calls from americans on american soil. many times they say it was by accident. sometimes an area code was a mix-up between egypt and washington, d.c. but either way, when these mistakes were made, although we've been told that the government tried to be as transparent as possible, nobody was told that those mistakes were made and the information that we got in this report from the "washington post" last night comes from edward snowden, the man who leaked the initial information about the nsa program and now has temporary asylum in russia. bill: funny how that works, huh? senior white house foreign affairs correspondent wendell goler is on vacation with the president at martha's vineyard. actually wendell's working. the president is on vacation. what's the white house saying about this, wendell? >> reporter: the white house appears to have been blindsided by this sorry. officials are referring reporters to t
with after spending the day at martha's kitchen, it's that good work and easy work are far from the same thing. something jose garcia can demonstrate for you with a meat slicer and a few dozen pounds of roast pork. >> i've been at it for about an hour and a half and i got about 45 minutes still. >> reporter: that sure is a lot of sliced meat but the folks at martha's kitchen will need it, not to mention the hundreds of potatoes and gallons s of soup go with it because when they open their doors later today, 300 people will come through them looking for a meal. it's a drill that's practiced twice a week at this location, san jose's sacred heart church but that's only a fraction of a what they do around here thanks in large part to the influence of martha's kitchen's executive director adida cruz. >> i see her in martha's kitchen. >> after a career at high-tech firms like ibm, apple and hp, she got some bad news in the early part of the last decade. >> what i thought was a devastating event in my life when i got laid off was actually a blessing. >> a blessing because she says while she al
its investigation into this tragic plane crash. martha? >> jonathan, thank you. >>> another fox news alert right now to a federal courtroom in our nation's capital where jess jessie jackson, jr. was just sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison. jackson will be receiving congressional disability pay despite his resignation. he's asked that his wife, sandra, be given probation and both of them apparently choked back tears as they addressed the judge this morning. the pair were apparently raking in a combined salary of some $300,000 at the time that they were spending the campaign cash and clearly mingling it for private expenses with political ones. that's the latest. 2 1/2 years for jesse jackson, jr. >>> a teenager at the center of a national manhunt apparently going public a mere 48 hours after her rescue. hannah anderson apparently taking to the internet to answer questions about what happened calling her captor a psycho and saying that he deserved what he got. the 40 year old who was a very close family friend before all of this started was shot dead by the police when they found him.
? on saturday, president obama headed to martha's vineyard from a week of rest from ruining our country. some critics wailed it's too upscale. one republican congressman said the trip was tone deaf. but presidents have long been criticized for their vacation spots. who can forget bill clinton going to jackson hole, a place on a pollster's advice. teddy roosevelt spending time on his yacht. and booker hayes spending time with hookers in thailand. >> i remember that. >> how hard should we impeach obama? you said you couldn't wait. >> no, i do not get the conservative fixation on being angry when obama goes on vacation. go on vacation more. please. the one we wanted working hard was going to be president romney. obama we want constantly golfing. >> if you had -- if every -- if that entire administration had been golfing, we wouldn't have obama care. i would rather have a great golfing president than obamacare. but that's just because i'm a jerk. should he be going to a place as fancy as martha's vineyard. should he be going somewhere else? for example, maybe to key west? it's delightful there. o
is enjoying a little r and r on martha's vineyard. today.ed a round of golf officialdent has no public appearance as planned, but will receive the daily briefings. the father of edward snowden is sounding off and criticizing washington for the handling of the nsa leak case. he says the former analyst will remain in russia for the foreseeable future. isright now, edward snowden beyond alarm -- the long armf the law, but his father suggests he could come home to face trial. the nsa leaker is not headed back to the united states because he will not get a fair trial. my son tother i will come home if i believe in the justice system that we should be afforded will be applied correctly. >> and tell that he says he will visit his son in russia. homeolitical furor here at shows no sign of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation on martha's vineyard president obama said he had already been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office for a generation that believe he is a jason bourne and there has
the heat over the government's secret surveillance program. dan lothian is live in martha's vineyard in massachusetts. dan. >> reporter: hello. the president indeed on the first full day of his nine day vacation on martha's vineyard. as he pointed out the debate over the nsa, leaks and edward snowden continues. more on that story after this break. i'm beth... and i'm michelle. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. >>> welcome back to the "newsroom." i'm fredericka whitfield. a look at the top stories crossing the desk. number one, a 16-year-old girl abducted nearly a week ago is expected to reunite with her family today. hannah anderso
are expected. let's bring in dan lothian. right now you're on martha's vineyard because that's where the president will eventually end up after his speech. dan, what will the president's message be in florida? >> reporter: well, you know, as you know, not only the president but the first lady for years now have spent a lot of time talking about making life better for troops returning from serving in iraq or afghanistan, helping them with health care, helping them get job training so that they can build a new career here after returning home, and so the president will sort of expand on that today i'm told by senior administration officials, that the president will also make a new announcement about mental health research addressing issues such as ptsd and also suicide. as you know, this has been a major problem not only among troops currently serving overseas, but all the veterans who have returned from overseas. the president will be making a new announcement on that and also talk a little bit about how they can expand or help troops on college campuses so they can stay in classes, g
more. he's on martha's vineyard, that's where the president is because he's on vacation. dan, everybody has been waiting for the president to come out and say something about egypt and they're all wondering one thing. will the president finally say that what's happened in egypt was a coup? >> well, you know, it's unclear whether the president will go that far. the white house is saying a determination was made that it should not be called a coup in the interest of the united states. but as you pointed out, he will be hearing from the president for the first time on this issue. the white house saying that the president will make a statement to the pool cameras at 10:15. now, that will be tape, it will not be live. a few minutes after that before we get a chance to see that videotape to hear exactly what the remarks are from the president. so far the face on this story for the administration has been secretary of state john kerry. yesterday, he held a briefing with reporters. that's when he condemned the violence in egypt. talked about the need for restraint for the egyptian interim gover
white house correspondent kristin welker with the vacationing president on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: president obama on the golf course during his first full day of vacation with cameras capturing a moment of frustration. back in washington, his foreign policy frustrations played out on the sunday talk shows. while republicans have generally backed mr. obama's surveillance programs, they've also said he's been too soft on russia and accused nsa leaker edward snowden. >> mr. snowden's being granted asylum in russia is a signal of incredibly bad relations between the united states and russia. and mr. putin putting his thumb right in america's eye. >> reporter: senator john mccain argued that the president underestimated his russian counterpart. >> and i know they like to focus on body language, and he's got that kind of slouch looking like the bored kid in the back of the classroom. >> the president comparing him to the kid in the back of the classroom, i think is very indicative of his lack of appreciation of who vladimir putin is. >> reporter: and renewed debate today a
on the snowden controversy we turn to major garrett on martha's vineyard where the president is wrapping up the first full day of his vacation. major, what does the white house make of this? >> well, the president's spokespeople have told me, jeff that they don't believe the president said anything inflammatory to poison the well on a potential snowden trial. they say the same thing is true of the justice department. they have no control with members-- what members of congress may say about this case. they also say the evidence is clear, at least from their perspective that felonies were committed here and edward snowden if he comes back to the united states will receive a fair trial. the other grievances aired by the snowed enfamily that the president's whistle-blower protections weren't sufficient, the white house says they're the first ones ever put in place by a president of the united staelingts and should have been tested before edward snowden released these classified documents outside of the system. so those two key elements are what the white house says can be done and should have
. it was interesting yesterday on martha's vineyard where the president is vacationing, the deputy secretary went farther than anyone had gone in saying that the events, the bloodshed which at that point was not even a guide, did call into question the interim government's intention to fulfill those promises. >> all right. we will continue, of course, and keep an eye on this developing story. p.j. crowelly, michael crowley and ann, thank you for your time. >> thank you. >>> now to breaking news out of beirut where some dramatic video is coming in. lebanon's news agency said a car bomb killed 14 people and injured over 200. that's a strong hold of the militant hezbollah group. dozens of people are trapped in cars and buildings. it's the second blast in over a month. >>> still ahead, new information from alabama where a couple of hours ago investigators recovered that black box recorder from that plane crash. >>> plus, more details emerging on the san diego murder and kidnapping case including what phone records show about the communication between 16-year-old hannah anderson and her abductor right
is taking a break from washington this week. he's spending time with his family on martha's vineyard. the vacation comes as the president's approval rating is taking a nose-dive. major garrett is traveling with the president. >> reporter: every president needs to get away. president obama has done so less than his predecessor, president george w. bush. 14 trip and 92 vacation days compared to 50 trips and 223 for mr. bush. one common thread mr. obama's beginning to experience some second term blues. the president stepped on to the island paradise confronting some of the diceiest poll numbers of his presidency. it's only one poll but gallup constantly tracks his approval. 50% of the country disapproving. his approval rating was 51% last year a low not seen since december 2011. it's usually due to defections among democrats. revelations of counterterrorism surveillance programs more aggressive than during the bush years has unsettled the president's base. >> i want to make clear, once again, that america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. >> reporter:
behind the brutal crackdown in egypt, he'll sit down with martha raddatz. to defend his tactics. >> how some game show winners could end up owing money. you're watching "world news now." put an end to this game ♪ ♪ before it's too late ♪ head games ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by ourtime.com. you by ourtime.com. but lately she's been coming in with less gray than usual. what's she up to? the new root touch-up by nice'n easy has the most shade choices, designed to match even salon color in just 10 minutes. with the new root touch-up, all they see is you. ♪ ♪ >>> all right. egypt is america's biggest foreign policy head ache right now. president obama and his security team met yesterday to decide how to respond. >> abc's global affairs correspondent martha raddatz traveled to cairo for an exclusive interview with the man at center of the crisis there. >> he is one of the most powerful men in egypt right now, a civilian leader behind the military's brutal crackdown on its own people. >> no country will allow to have a paramilitary people taking to the
martha raddatz is in the region for us tonight. >> reporter: it's a terrible and urgent task. tonight the u.s. and u.n. racing to find out whether chemical weapons killed these men, women and children and just how many died. today a shocking new number from opposition groups revealed in washington. >> the most recent estimates we've seen range from 1,000 to 1800 which is obviously a broad range. >> reporter: the assad regime says the claims that it carried out a chemical attack are baseless. but the world is reacting swiftly and forcefully. as u.n. investigators beg for access to the site, the evidence may be quickly dissipating. david, tonight president obama has directed the intelligence community to do everything possible to find additional information about this suspected attack, but we don't know what the u.s. response would be. david? >> martha raddatz with us again tonight. thank you. >>> also new word this evening on americans now believed to have joined the fight on the ground in syria potentially helping terrorist groups there. could those americans, in fact, pose a threat t
this week. he's spending time with his family on martha's vineyard, but va t the vacation comes as the economy nosedives. >> the president has done so less than his pred sez or george w. bush. 14 trips and 19 days. one kmon thread mr. obama's beginning to experience some second term blues. the president stepped onto the island paradise confronting some of the diceiest poll numbers of his presidency. it's only one poll but gallop constantly tracks presidential approval. mr. obama's is at 42% with 50% of the country disapproving. his approval rating was 41% last week, a low not seen since december of 201. when the president's approval rating dips this low, it's usually due to defections among democrats. surveillance have unsettled the president's place. republicans accuse him of ducking the issue for weeks. >> when the story initially broke, the president went undercover. he was trying to come up with ways to salvage the program by window dressing. >> i applaud the president for continuing the nsa program. what i'm very critical of him for, though, is basic
leaving for his vacation on martha's vineyard, president obama said he had already been moving the nsa towards more transparentscy and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office. a young generation believe he's a jason bourne. >> reporter: nsa wants a stronger defense from the president. >> he failed to explain these programs which saved lives, stopped terrorist plots. >> reporter: washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. brian mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> still to come an unusual ruling. why a judge has ordered that a baby's name be changed. >>> also paying more for pre-school. the tens of thousands of dollars bay area parents are spending on early education and if the high costs are worth it. >>> al gore will visit lake tahoe next week. he's not vacationing. we'll tell you about his plans. >> right now we're watching the low clouds spill back across the bay from san francisco, approaching oakland, crossing the peninsula eventually into the south bay where we'll see drizzle for tomorrow morning but watchi
vacationing on martha's vineyard, president obama couldn't escape a moment of apparent frustration on the golf course. back in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan to increase oversight of the nsa surveillance programs exposed by leaker edward snowden. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which have saved lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public so they are not fearful that we, the government, are violating their privacy. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa warned added oversight could hurt a key part of the program, moving quick three protect national security. >> so you need to be careful about how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post-cold war low. ever since snowden obtained asyl num the country. president obama has canceled a meeting with vladimir putin originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority, and t
trunk created the dune that swallowed the dune. >>> president obama is teeing off at his martha's vineyard vacation with his favorite past time, golfing. obama hit the golf course on ma that are's win yard this weekend. the first week is on a week-long holiday on the massachusetts island. the family is renting a 6-bedroom room. the secret service is banning traffic from the street. >>> how about a trip in los angeles to san francisco in half an hour. elan musk is set to reveal plans for a new transportation system. he calls it the hyper loop. it's faster than an airplane. he said when you ride inside you feel like you're inside a car vet with the gas pea tal down to the floor. it can reach up to 400 miles an hour. >> oh, my goodness. wow. that's not a long flight as it is but that would be cool. >> i used to shop in a department store as a kid and it looked like the chut. >> like at the bank. >>> still ahead, it's dry so far today. will the afternoon's heat bring some thunderstorms? >> first let's take a look at today's midday stocks. ,,,,,,,,,, all the chicken in your grocery
forward to it. >>> it is vacation time for president obama, but before the president left for martha's vineya vineyard, he had some strong words for nsa leaker edward snowden. now snowden's father is hitting back. cnn's dan lothian is in martha's vineyard with more. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning, carol. well, you know, for the president, yes, he's on vacation but it's always a working vacation, and he can't escape the snowden case. the nsa leaker's father delivering a harsh rebuke while at the time strongly defending his son and insisting that the light and the truth will shine through. president obama in vacation mode, on a martha's vineyard golf course, showing a bit of frustration after missing a putt. while nsa leaker edward snowden's father appeared on a sunday morning talk show taking aim at the president and a republican congressman who has labeled his son a traitor. >> my son has spoken the truth. he has sacrificed more than either the president of the united states or peter king have ever in their political careers or their american lives. >> reporter: lon sno
mentioned, president obama heads to orlando before he arrives here in martha's vineyard. the president and the first lady will be speaking to disabled veterans. the first lady has really made helping veterans one of her signature issues. so we expect the president and first lady to focus on issues that are facing disabled veterans and also to talk about one of the issues, the backlog of veterans waiting for their benefits. florida has been a state particularly hard hit. a large number of veterans have been waiting for their benefits for 125 days or longer. that fits into the larger neck on the economy. we expect them to address the issue of jobs for vets as well in orlando. the president, sort of with all of this aiming to have the final word before he does begin his vacation here in marthas vineyard and gearing up for the fiscal fights. we saw that factor into his news conference yesterday. he sort of dared republicans to shut down the government over defunding health care laws. they want to defund obama care. first, everyone goes on vacation. >> absolutely. but not before we, by the
. >>> president obama played golf this morning on martha's vineyard. the president and his family are staying on martha's vineyard till august 18. he will have no public appearances but receives daily briefing. >>> u.s. attorney general eric holder ilappear in san francisco tomorrow -- will aspear in san francisco tomorrow at the -- will aspear in san francisco tomorrow -- will appear in san francisco tomorrow morning at the american bar association. former secretary of state hillary clinton is expected to appear at the same meet -- same meeting tomorrow. >>> boat owners have a few days left to remove their boats because of low water levels. boats are usually pulled between october and december 1 when water is released for flood control but this year a lack of rain and snow melt conspired to move the date up. >> today was the day when people were supposed to be out by. we have a few extra days. if you are planning on using their boats, they are welcome to keep it in as long as they keep an eye on the lake. >> the lake is still deep enough for boating and trailered boats are still able to use
continues to have a bad summer while on vacation in martha's vineyard. it definitely doesn't make snowden a hero or whistleblower or patriot. if we can get our hands on him, he should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. >> perry, this morning, snowden's father urged his son to demand a public trial instead of coming home. >> at this point, what i would like is for this to be vetted in open court for the american people to have all of the facts. what i've seen is much political theater. >> ron snowden there. perry, what are the chances that the federal government would allow a public trial of edward snowden? >> i'm not sure. i think if he came back to the sufficient he probably would have a trial. the question would be, he vie laid the law, no question, whether he's a whistleblower or a traitor or something else, he violated the law. i think the question for snowden would be, if he comes back here, he's certainly going to be convicted of violating the law. and a public trial, we're discussing national security matters i think is very unlikely to happen. so i think his father is
to politics. president obama has started his eight-day summer vacation on martha's vineyard. he and michelle boarded a flight yesterday. >> meanwhile, the race to replace president obama in iowa appears unbelievably to be in full swing even though the election is more than three years out. let's bring in george stephanopoulos, host of "this week." i've never been good at math. i think we have 29 months before the election. what is going on? >> but it's only two years until the iowa straw poll. that's why everybody's out there. >> two years. >> iowa, the first caucus state. we know how important it is. it launched president obama back in 2008. and this is a wide open race, particularly on the republican side. what was so interesting about what was happening in iowa, a lot of contenders out there, ted cruz out there, his second or third trip to iowa. rick santorum going again. remember he did so well last time by visiting every county. they know this is a big prize on the republican side and no heir apparent. on the democratic side, a rally for hillary clinton. claire mccaskill out there she's
for egypt. >> so the president breaks a vacation, makes an address from martha's vineyard on thursday. talk about what he said. are we doing the right thing? are we doing enough? >> i would have called it a coup six weeks ago. in terms of democracy in the middle east has been -- that credibility has been lost. that said, the united states is going to have influence only on the margins. perhaps it can draw boundaries around which the military has to operate. by not calling it a coup, we signal we're going to learn with whatever ultimately emerges in terms of a new government in egypt. >> p.j., if we were to label this a coup, that would mean we would have to stop funding any sort of military aid, any sort of humanitarian aid support to egypt. is that true? >> well, it is true. that's why the administration has largely decided they're not going to decide. and barring some sort of horrific -- >> what is that getting us right now? the money that we are supplying to egypt, what is that doing for the united states's interests there? >> well, the united states looks at the egyptian military as the
service, tens ofnds thousands of tax dollars per day. an eight-day martha's vineyard extravaganza, while millions can't find a job and a record number of americans need food stamps to survive. priceless. leadership. all things america expects from our commander in chief. have a great weekend. if you're on martha's vineyard this weekend, you bump into president obama, tell him wevine said hello. i'll see you on "the five." >>> hello. i'm kimberly guilfoyle and the gang. it's 5:00 o'clock in new york city and this is "the five". >> moments ago, to wrapped up his first solo news conference since april 30. he touched on a number of topics, including the nsa, surveillance, privacy, snowden, putin, drone strikes, obamacare, republican shutting down the government, benghazi, the next bed chair, immigration, and the olympics. here are some highlights. >> i wanted to ask you about your evolution on the surveillance issues. why should the public trust you on this issue? >> where we can prevent a terrorist attack, where we can get information ahead of time that we're able to carry out that critical
one. they are on their way to martha's vineyard where they will vacation for the next week. the president made one final stop in orlando this afternoon to speak at the disabled veterans national convention. >> at every generation there are americans like you who stand beside her and guide her and protect her. we need to make sure we've got the resources, the budget s our veterans deserve. >> the orlando event comes on the heels of yesterday's wide-ranging news conference at the white house. the president unveiled the series of proposals aimed at restoring public confidence in the government's secret surveillance programs. plan that the president said was in the works before edward snowden leaked secret nsa documents to the press. >> there's no doubt that mr. snowden's leaks triggered a much more rapid and passionate response. i actually think we would have gotten to the same place and we would have done so without putting at risk our national security. >> nbc's kristen welker is live at martha's vineyard where the president is expected to arrive shortly. kristen, good to se
it all. >> reporter: good morning to you. before president obama begins his vacation here in martha's vineyard, he will stop in orlando to speak with disabled veterans. edward snowden has everyone talking today. it comes after a news conference on friday announcing snowden played a role in the timing that he wants to enact new measures to enact the surveillance program. the president announced working with congress to reform the nsa program that collects telephone data mandating more transparency by the court. creating a team of private citizens including activists to review the program. chuck todd asked president obama if snowden is a leaker or a patriot. here is what he had to say. take a listen. >> i don't think he was a patriot. as i said in my opening remarks, i called for a thorough review of our surveillance operations before mr. snowden made the leaks. >> reporter: now president obama also, for the first time, addressed his decision not to meet with russia's president, vladimir putin on the sidelines of the g-20 summit. a number of factors went into that decision, including
this hour about the crisis. major garrett is on martha's vineyard. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. we expect that announcement from president obama in about 15 minutes. every indication is the president will condemn the violence in strong terms. and also take one more step we believe, to register his displeasure with egypt's military rulers. aides tell us the president is reviewing options to register his displeasure and try to get egypt's attention for good. up till the last moment the united states urged the egyptian military to avoid bloodshed and was ignored. with president obama golfing during his vacation it was left to secretary of state john kerry to express outrage and plead, again, for political compromise. >> egyptians inside and outside of the government need to take a step back. they need to calm the situation. and avoid further loss of life. violence is simply not a solution in egypt or in anywhere else. violence will not create a road map for egypt's future. >> reporter: the turmoil in egypt starkly illustrates the limits of u.s. power.
, perhaps the president will get relaxation on martha's vineyard for the break he's on. thank you for breaking it down. >> disturbing new testimony in the fort hood shooting marshal case. forepzic pathologist taking the sign talking about what they saw four years ago. the army major nidal hasan opened fire on his comraides. >> the prosecution case is winding down. ten or so witnesses left to testify. it is all about the autopsies. horrific, horrific information about what the victims went through. forepzic pathologist talking about how specialist frederick green, a 29-year-old from tennessee was shot 12 times on that day in november of 2009 and 1 doctor telling the court how another victim was shot after he had already died. following this portion of the court martial will move in hearing of hasan's former classmates and finally the police officers who shot the gunman and brought the attack to an end. the prosecution should rest monday or tuesday of next week. we move in closing arguments and the soonest a verdict could be reach is on wednesday that according to fort hood public a
be heading home, released from prison by the new military regime. abc's martha raddatz is in cairo with the very latest on this developing story. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, amy. stunning events across the region here this morning. meaning, there could be even more turmoil. this morning, hosni mubarak, egypt's former authoritarian ruler, ousted by an uprising, gets a release from prison. while his democratically-elected successor is still under detention. it was february 2011, when mass protests, the so-called arab spring, eventually forced mubarak to hand over power. mubarak ended up in prison on corruption and other charges. now, with the military back in power, where mubarak once served as a general, the court is allowing the 85-year-old to return home. although, under house arrest. >> that really shows that we're going through really, really bad scene right now. this is horrible. >> reporter: meanwhile, in nearby syria, a possible chemical weapons attack. heart-wrenching images of mothers, children, even infants. >> the only reasonable explanation in this c
on hold. wendell goler is in martha's vineyard where the family is vacationing. hello, wendell. >> reporter: hello, shannon. not a lot of criticism of president obama's decision to cancel the summit meeting. arizona republican senator john mccain called it a symbolic move. he said he was fine with it, but he's not fine with the russian-american relationship. he said putin put his thumb in america's eye when he granted asylum to snowden and said the u.s. need to be a lot tougher with russia. >> we need to expand the act that holds people accountable who commit human rights violations within russia. we need to move to bring georgia into nato. we need to continue and restore our efforts for defensive missile systems in europe which we had basically drawn back. >> reporter: even though president obama and putin are talking, other u.s. and russian officials are. secretary of state kerry and secretary of defense chuck hagel met with russian counterparts on friday at the state department. there were no break throughs on syria or europe missile defense. the russia said later the u.s. o
. it was the company's second demolition in two months. wow, look at that thing. >>> i want to talk about martha ryan, has made life better for more than 80,000 new moms helping them break the cycle of poverty, homelessness and addiction, that makes her our cnn hero of the week. >> years ago my daughter and i were homeless. my main priority was to get high. then i got pregnant again, and i was, like, what am i doing? i need to change. >> i have never met a woman who wanted to hurt her unborn baby. but i've met a lot of women that did not know how to do the right thing. the common denominator is poverty. and poverty is an accident of birth. pregnancy is a wonderful window of opportunity. a mother can turn her life around. my name is martha ryan and i help expectant mothers, many who are homeless break the cycle of poverty for good. you know, you can't just be saved, you have to do the work yourself. i learned very early on that prenatal care alone was not enough. we will help you with housing as well. these women needed help with complex issues. and now we serve the entire family. >> thank you so much
to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapon. here's abc's martha raddatz. >> reporter: it is a terrible and urgent task, the u.s. and u.n. racing to find out whether chemical weapons killed these men, women and children. and just how many died. a shocking new number from opposition groups revealed in washington. >> the most recent estimates we have seen range from 1,000 to 1,800 which is obviously a broad range. >> reporter: the assad regime says claims that it carried out a chemical attack are baseless. but the world its reacting swiftly and forcefully. as u.n. investigators beg for access to the site, the evidence may be quickly dissipating. president obama has directed the intelligence community to do everything possible to gain additional information about this suspected attack, but we don't know what the u.s. response would be. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. >> the threat of more political violence hangs over egypt with muslim brotherhood calling for a day of protests. this follows the the release from prison of former president hosni mubarak. the 85-year-old is being held under
travels to martha's vine yard for vacation. >> i've been to the restaurant. >> is it good? >> terrific. yeah, trendy indian food. >> the president only takes the first lady to the best spots. i'm sure. >> sure they enjoyed it. >> all eyes on new jersey for the mystery winners to come forward to claim the rest of the massive powerball jackpot. a minnesota man who bought one of three tickets stepped up and got his share of $448 million prize. 45-year-old paul white, project engineer who said he has been waiting for this day his entire life. >> we went through them and sure enough they were right. i said i will have to call you back later. and i went -- "whoo!" and ran around the office. >> divorced father of two of teenagers. he wl take home $58 million after taxes. >> oh, to be paul. >> he didn't waste a minute. >> good for him. came right forward. yep, me. >> everyone has a different philosophy. do you hold back? hire a couple people? attorneys, financial advisers before you come out so you have somebody in your ear telling you what to do and what to say before you go into the public.
to friday. back to "america's newsroom." >> i'm browne here for martha maccallum. they said it is out of caution and not related to the original threat. bill: we expect the president to address some specific concerns in a news conference from the white house. here is press secretary jay carney late yesterday on that. >> when it comes to protecting americans serving in our embassies and facilities around the world, it is very important to take the necessary precautions when there is this kind of credible threat information. bill: greg palkot leads our coverage. he's working the story out of london today. what is the latest out of pakistan, greg. >> reporter: that's right, bill. we were talking just a short while ago with officials at the u.s. embassy in islamabad, pakistan. they had confirm ad drawdown of what they called non-emergency personnel from the u.s. consulate in lahore. that is about 180 miles southeast of islamabad. that personnel is in fact being brought up to islamabad in that capital area. they also confirmed to us that it was all due to a specific threat against that ins
-day family vacation this afternoon. even on martha's vineyard there was no break from the ongoing debate about his administration's controversial program. >> although i understand the necessity of them for my own protection, i'm concerned that there is no control as to how far they go. >> i am more concerned about safety of the country than any individual liberties. >> on friday the president tried to calm the public by announcing new measures aimed at enhancing transparency and strengthening oversight and the program that governs them. >> we can be more transparent. >> there is sharp disagreement. some are encouraged -- >> i like the fact that steps have been announced, but we won't know for sure whether or not they go far enough. >> it probably is important to have transparency so people can get on board with the program. >> others remain deeply skeptical. >> disappointed and i don't think we should fight against that. we have to push obama to do better. it's not good enough. >> it's mostly overly a threat to democracy and the threat to the basic principles of the republic for the amer
and the political furor here at homes shows no signs of cooling off. before leaving for his vacation on martha ans's vineyard, president obama said he'd already been moving the nsa toward more transparency and accountability. >> i don't think mr. snowden was a patriot. >> he betrayed his oath of office. there's a young generation that believe he's some kind of jason bourne and there's got to be more transparency. >> reporter: nsa supporters want a stronger defense from the president. >> he's failed to explain these programs which are lawful, which have saved lives, which have stopped terrorist plots. >> reporter: washington wants edward snowden brought back home to face justice. bryan mooar, nbc news, washington. >>> two of the biggest names in politics will be in the bay area tomorrow. former secretary of state hillary clinton will be in san francisco speaking at the american bar association annual meeting. attorney general eric holder will also be speaking tomorrow. this year's meeting focuses on human trafficking, cyber security and gender equality and is taking place at the moscone center. >>>
. while vacationing on martha's vineyard, president obama couldn't escape a moment of frustration on the golf course. back in washington, more troubles await the commander in chief. lawmakers are criticizing the president's plan. >> he has failed to explain the programs which are lawful, which have saved lives. >> we need to do better in educating our public. >> reporter: the former director of the nsa, said that added oversight could -- >> you need to be careful how many processes you put in there. >> reporter: the leaks seem to have pushed u.s./russia relations to a post cold war low. president obama has canceled a meeting with russian president vladimir putin, originally scheduled for next month. some lawmakers want a stronger gesture. >> mr. putin does not have united states/russia relationships in any priority. that's the way to treat mr. putin. >> reporter: snowden's father continues to defend his son, who he is preparing to visit in russia, after recently securing the papers he needs to travel. some analysts argue that the president shouldn't be tougher on russia but should
they were born. >>> that's president obama chipping on after a week-long vacation in martha's vineyard yesterday just began alongside some of his white house staffers. the president and first lady arrived on the island for vacation on saturday. mr. obama has no public appearances planned this week but will receive daily briefings and a lot of calls. >> that makes me want to take a vacation. >>> cash, plastic and your face. >> it's entertainment to some but a pain to others. the ups and downs of this year's outside lands festival. coming up. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, "great sand sculpture conte" in long beach. the event drs in professional and amateur >>> you are looking at moby dick made of sand. this is one of entries at a sand sculpture contest in long beach. it draws in amateur and professionals every year. this weekend's contest carried a literary theme. the money raised goes to the long beach library foundation. >>> europe's top surfers medical in munich for the third annual stationary wave riding contest. >> germany? organizers say this is the world's largest artificial wave. a 32-foot-wid
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